Colonization

June 28, 1850

Under the title A New Plan of Emancipation, an article signed by Emanuel Weiss, calls for a method to “unite the two objects of humanity and politics,” proposing the “forming of a joint-stock company, with an appropriate capital — 1. To purchase colored female children under ten years of age, of such persons as are willing to dispose of them, and to engage also free-born ones.  2. To educate these children in the most finished style, and when arrived at maturity, to send them to Liberia, to become the mothers of young Africa..  When the equilibrium between the male and female population is greatly prevented, and the final disappearance of the Africans from the soil of the United States might be looked for in a couple of hundred years, without damage or sacrifice to any party.”